Interesting Gore Vidal interview in Salon.

_ I don't see any progressive movement coming from anywhere in the United States. The country is locked up by corporate wealth, by the fact that it's a totally militarized society. And there's not a chance on earth of demilitarizing it under any of the candidates, least of all Ralph Nader, who comes in with no power base. These others have the backing of corporate America, which owns the country._